Moderation policy

This online challenge allows you the opportunity to post ideas and comments that will inform the CFP's initial 3-year research programme. Your comments and ideas are viewable to colleagues and staff working in Forest Research, Kew and Defra therefore this site does operate a moderation policy to ensure that all contributions are relevant and presented in an appropriate manner. All opinions and contributions are welcome and this moderation policy is not about censoring your views. However, if an idea or comment does not adhere to the following guidelines then we may remove it:

  • Please don’t post messages that are unrelated to this channel. Ideas should be relevant and on-topic. The challenge description sets out the objectives and criteria that projects need to meet.

  • Ideas should be well-written and reasonably concise. Avoid jargon terms, acronyms or other references that would not be clear to readers outside your work area.

  • Ideas should not duplicative or substantially duplicative postings by the same person or entity.

  • Respect other people. All opinions and contributions are welcome, but comments that are in any way offensive to others will be removed.

Moderation is performed by Forest Research who will be responsible for moderation in accordance with the terms set out on this page. While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal of this challenge is main purpose of Dialogue. Accordingly, moderators reserve the right to remove posts which do not address some aspect of that purpose. We deeply value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place.

This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.